Patrick Larkin

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As ‘last resort,’ city may seek private partners for its golf courses


Golfers get in an early fall game out at Phalen Golf Course.

City officials say St. Paul’s four municipal golf courses have long been a black hole for city funds.
Though the courses were once self-sustaining, since 2008 the four courses have gone a total of $5 million into the red, said Brad Meyer, spokesperson for St. Paul Parks and Recreation.  The city needs to take action, he said.

Mon
28
Oct

15-year-old boy sentenced in Widstrand beating

A 15-year-old involved in the Aug. 4 assault on 27-year-old Ray Widstrand was sentenced to 1 1/2 to two years in a juvenile corrections facility, according to the Ramsey County attorney’s office.
The juvenile pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree.

Fri
25
Oct

St. Paul officials critical of new Maplewood Fire Station


A rendering of the new Maplewood fire station shows its four bays as it would look from McKnight Road. (submitted image)

As plans move forward for a new fire station for Maplewood, St. Paul city officials say the city and its residents were left out of the planning process.
“I wish I could unring the bell,” said city council president Kathy Lantry, who represents the St. Paul neighborhood across the street from the proposed Maplewood fire station. “I had no idea.”

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25
Oct

Zombies to invade theater from all directions


Jeffrey Furchner practices his gutteral noises and drunken, wild stagger for his role as a zombie in the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead.” (Patrick Larkin/Review)

The original zombie, back to undead

If you can’t handle an onslaught of zombies -- a zombie from the left, a zombie from the right, a zombie from behind and a zombie head on -- you may want to stay at home, rather than go to the Historic Mounds Theatre’s production of “Night of the Living Dead” on Halloween weekend.
Scares, gore and a sense of claustrophobia are what Derek Dirlam and Sal Niteo are hoping will pull you into their immersive, live production of the classic 1968 zombie horror flick.

Mon
21
Oct

Meet the 2013 St. Paul School Board candidates

In the Nov. 5 general election, five candidates will vie for three open St. Paul School Board slots, including two incumbents and three challengers.

Mon
21
Oct

Execs break a sweat on the East Side


Jay Lund, CEO of Andersen Windows, center, feeds a piece of siding through a table saw on Monday, Oct. 14 at a Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity home on the 600 block of Whitall Street in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood. (photos by Patrick Larkin/Review)

It’s not everyday that you can walk down lower Payne Avenue, turn off half a block, and run into thirty CEO’s wearing blue jeans and holding circular saws.
But that was the scene on Monday on the 600 block of Whitall Street where the leaders of companies like Cargill, Andersen Windows, Allianz Life Insurance Company, and Bremer Bank spent the day fitting siding onto a Habitat for Humanity town home.

Mon
21
Oct

The big picture: Can the police busts make a dent in the East Side Boyz?

For St. Paul police commander Dave Korus, the gang-related charges filed Wednesday, Oct. 9, are just the tip of the iceberg.

Mon
21
Oct

The detail: Criminal complaints outline charges filed against alleged gang members


Cornelius Larkin

The criminal complaints filed recently by the Ramsey County attorney’s office detailed the events leading up to the recent gang busts in St. Paul.

Mon
21
Oct

The busts: 16 arrested in East Side gang targeting

St. Paul police made a series of arrests earlier this month in a multi-pronged, year-long effort to combat gang-related crime on the city’s East Side.

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